Thank You Ron Wilson… and Jamal Mayers


    Link: “We’re going through a phase right now where I challenge our players to get better every day and the only way you can do that is by attempting to win.”

    “If you want to teach them to be professionals and get this organization going in the right direction, which the coaching staff and management is doing, then you have to teach guys how to win. Anything less than that is unacceptable.”

    I’ve had just about enough of the Tank debate. Let the draft pick land where it may and go from there. A re-build has far more to it than simply drafting. Remember all the work Cliff Fletcher performed to combat the alleged “country club” atmosphere that had permeated the Leaf dressing room? Creating an atmosphere in which losing is in any shape or form acceptable is a serious case of backwards thinking.

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